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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is a safe and painless imaging technology that uses small amounts of specially-formulated radioactive materials (tracers) to help diagnose and treat a variety of diseases.

Holland Hospital’s nuclear medicine capabilities continue to grow with the new SPECT/CT and PET/CT scanners providing  an exceptionally advanced level of imaging  technology for cardiology oncology, orthopedics, thyroid and parathyroid imaging.

Holland hospital now offers breast radioactive seed localization for patients undergoing a lumpectomy or excisional breast biopsy.  Holland Hospital is the only lakeshore area hospital to offer this procedure which can improve the effectiveness of breast cancer surgery.  A very low dose radioactive seed is implanted before surgery to mark the exact location of the breast tissue to be removed allowing surgeons to be extremely precise and to remove only targeted tissue leaving healthy tissue undisturbed.

Nuclear medicine, a brand of radiology,  is often used to help diagnose and treat abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease. While the nuclear procedure does give off a small amount of radiation, it is similar to that which is given off during a typical  X-ray.

Contact

Nuclear Medicine Scheduling
(616) 394-3367